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World Series 2011 Game 5 Lineups: Skip Schumaker Gets A Start For St. Louis

The St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers have released their respective lineups for tonight's pivotal game 5:

Cardinals
1. Rafael Furcal SS
2. Allen Craig RF
3. Albert Pujols 1B
4. Matt Holliday LF
5. Lance Berkman DH
6. David Freese 3B
7. Yadier Molina C
8. Skip Schumaker CF
9. Nick Punto 2B

Rangers
1. Ian Kinsler 2B
2. Elvis Andrus SS
3. Josh Hamilton CF
4. Michael Young DH
5. Adrian Beltre 3B
6. Nelson Cruz RF
7. David Murphy LF
8. Mike Napoli C
9. Mitch Moreland 1B

(Via.)

St. Louis manager Tony La Russa has decided to give a start to Skip Schumaker in place of the struggling Jon Jay, who has yet to manage a base hit in the series. Schumaker is a downgrade at the plate, but under these circumstances, La Russa probably figures a change is worth a shot. The Rangers' Ron Washington, on the other hand, is running out the same lineup he used in game 4.